We offer introductory courses for those who want to start at the beginning, or you can work towards getting a qualification. 

These are some of our courses and qualifications that may be relevant to you as Clinical Support Workers:

Role-specific learning opportunities


People, work and society (Y032) 

SCQF Level 7

An introduction to childhood studies and child psychology (E102)
An introduction to health and social care (K101)
Enhancing your healthcare practice (K117)
Perspectives in health and social care (K118)
Understanding the autism spectrum (SK124)
Certificate in Health and Social Care (S31)
Certificate in Higher Education in Healthcare Practice (T01)
Certificate in Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland) (T03)
Certificate in Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care (T23)

SCQF Level 7/8/9

DipHE in Healthcare Practice (W16)
DipHE in Social Care (Scotland) (W31)

SCQF Level 7/8/9/10

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing (Q73)
BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing (Q74)

SCQF Level 8

Dementia Care (K235)
Death and dying (K260)

SCQF Level 9

Health and illness (K213)
Adult health, social care and wellbeing (K217)
Extending your contribution to healthcare practice (K236)
Mental health and community (K240)
Ageing societies and global health (K242)

SCQF Level 10

Promoting public health: skills, perspectives and practice (K311)
Working together for children (KE312)
Certificate in Promoting Public Health (S13

SCQF Level 11

MSc in Advancing Healthcare Practice (F52)

Leadership and management learning opportunities

SCQF Level 7

Management practice (B123)
Certificate in Higher Education in Business Management (T27)

SCQF Level 7/8

DipHE in Business Management (W51)

SCQF Level 9

Making it happen! Leadership, influence and change (B204)

SCQF Level 10

Managing across organisational and cultural boundaries (B325)
Leadership and management in health and social care (K313)

SCQF Level 11

Leadership and management in intercultural contexts (BB848)
Project management (M815)
MBA (F61)

If you are interested in a Health and Social Care qualification, see pathway below:

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